Summary: Purchased the Sttaf at BBR on Boxing Day for $1295 (msrp $1895 Canadian). I was happy with the price and I'm happy with their performance. Fantastic sound. I will be looking to hook these up to a new amp in the next year or so but for now I'm using a NAD T751 as 2 channel. I'm looking at Arcam, Atoll, or Naim but need to figure out what is best suited for them. I find most of the reviews spot on.
Summary: Upgraded to these speakers from the Totem Arros, however after 8 months use, I cannot say these speakers are superior to Arros, just different. Another example of how bigger is not better. Yes, the Sttafs sound bigger and fuller than Arros, however they lose out in absolute quality of sound. Arros have superior imaging, soundstaging and tonality.
Summary: when properly placed, these things can sing, with surprising amount of bass extension as well. A pretty good bargain in the used market. I havent experimented with loading the speaker but already am pleased with the sound it creates, in fact now i can spend the time listening to music rather than "listening" to the speakers if you know what i mean.
Summary: I've used the Totem Sttaf speakers in conjunction with a Naim 5 audio-set (CD5, NAIT5, Flatcap II, NAT5) for 7 months now. After a month or so, they reached there optimum performance. I like to listen to vocals, jazz, natural instruments and classical music. They do a great job. The high and mid frequencies are so stunning, the bass frequenties are heared, not feeled. If you like to feel basses as punches in your stomach, this is not your pair of speakers.
Summary: Just heard the Totem Staff for the first time at Codell Audio in Montreal. First I was impressed... until I heard the Model One ! The Staff delievers a good bass and very good mids. Highs were OK, but not impressive. Build quality is A-1.
Summary: i feel that the sound stage you get from these two way speakers is great.these speakers are small but the depth and clairty you get is superior for its price. only $1500. i use a small jolida amp to power them and it is suffiecnt.
Summary: I just bought a pair of Totem Sttaf speakers. These are beautiful two-way floor-standing speakers (black, mahogany or cherry-wood) - the first Totems with a real concern for esthetics (IMHO). And of course, the product quality is outstanding.